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Meghalaya not to observe April 14 as Digital India Day on account of Good Friday: Sangma

Meghalaya Government Has Expressed Its Strong Opposition To The Centre’s Decision To Observe Digital India Day On April 14, Which Is Good Friday And Widely Observed By The Christians.

PTI | Updated on: 12 Apr 2017, 12:04:09 PM
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma (PTI Image)


Meghalaya government has expressed its strong opposition to the Centre’s decision to observe Digital India Day on April 14, which is Good Friday and widely observed by the Christians.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said the state government has said it will not participate in such programmes which aim at diluting the secular fabric of the nation.

“I will write to the Prime Minister as it is necessary for me to express concern on behalf of the people with special reference to the North East, which have a major chunk of the Christian community,” he said.

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He said the state government has officially intimated the Union Cabinet Secretary in this regard.

Lambasting at the Centre’s decision, Mukul said “We have to be candid in asking what is their agenda. The identification of dates observing Good Governance Day on Christmas and now Digital India Day on Good Friday  are they (BJP-led NDA) trying to marginalise the minority?”

“BJP is creating a perception in the North East that everything is good with their style of functioning and the people of NE should accept them. This testimony is not based on facts.

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“Congress will provide a more stable government in Meghalaya, capable of turning round the whole socio-economic landscape of the state,” he said expressing confidence that the ruling Congress will return to power after the state Assembly elections in 2018. 

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First Published : 12 Apr 2017, 11:18:00 AM